The auditorium at PS 5 on Jackson Ave. was filled to capacity, and there were still hundreds of children and their parents waiting outside for Senator Ruben Diaz's 3 Kings Celebration. Up to one thousand children received tickets that enabled them to get a free toy for the 3 Kings celebration. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo co-hosted the event with Senator Diaz. Also on hand were, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., 84th A.D. Male District Leader Isreal Martinez, and members of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association led by its president Pat Lynch, as well as the kids.
While telling the story of the 3 Kings and why PS 5 is chosen, Senator Diaz said "It was right here in PS 5 where Little Ruben Diaz Jr. went to school". We could see a touch of emotion from the BP as his father told the story. Check out the pictures below of the celebration, and notice all the toys that were on stage once the curtain was opened after the speeches and stories. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
It was standing room only in the auditorium of PS 5.
Starting from the left is Senator Diaz, 84th A.D. District Leader Isreal Martinez , BP Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and PBA President Pat Lynch.
Finally here is Senator Diaz and Assemblyman Crespo with Santa Claus and the 3 Kings. You can see some of the toys that were handed out behind them.